Thursday, April 11, 2013

Billy K's 2K

Billy K at the end of the line.
(Photos via Arctic Cycles' Facebook page)
In an epic achievement that will likely go unnoticed outside the niche community of Alaska fat-bikers, Anchorage homeboy Billy Koitzsch has completed a 2,000 mile winter bike ride that has never been done before.

First, Billy rode the Iditarod Trail to Nome. That alone would have put him in the tiny, elite group of riders who have completed that trip, but Billy then rode out of town and headed to Fairbanks, where he arrived about 40 days after his trip began.

And just in case you're tempted to think he was on a leisurely winter vacation, it should also be noted that he arrived in Fairbanks 40 pounds lighter than when he left home.

Billy, we are in awe. Eat a big hamburger, drink a big beer and enjoy a nice, warm bed for a couple of days.


Jennoit said...

Wow! That's all I can say, really. Wow.

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corinne said...

it was great that ADN covered the ride so it's not just a few who know about this epic trip.

Erica said...

Hey Tim! It's Billy Koitzsch...Thanks so much for the recognition! I had a blast during my adventure across the state! I hope I inspired others to set off on their own Alaskan adventure!